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    I have a table called news consistiing of the following fields:
    id datetime primary key
    headline text
    link text

    Whenever someone loads the index page, I would like to show them the 3 latest entries.

    How can I do this?

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    I'm not the most qualified to answer this, but I will be using the same "idea" in my pages to come. Maybe someone will come in, correct me, and make us both the wiser.

    First, set query to what you want.
    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica">code:</font><HR><pre>
    $query="SELECT id FROM tablename ORDER BY id LIMIT 3";
    Then run that query to get your headlines:
    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica">code:</font><HR><pre>
    $hdln_array=mysql_query($query) or die("Selection Failed!");

    Finally, print out your results:

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica">code:</font><HR><pre>
    while ($headline=mysql_fetch_array($hdln_array)) {
    echo "The date/time : " $headline['id'];
    echo "The Title : " $headline['title'];
    echo "The Link : " $headline['link'];

    Remember to encapsulate your php3 code in <? and ?> brackets.

    Hope that helps a little,



    [This message has been edited by mmccue (edited February 28, 2000).]
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    try something like:

    select * from news order by datetime ascending limit 3

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    Quazzy is correct except if you want the newest articles you'd want to use descending.

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